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Sailing or Designing?

For North Sails designer Quentin Ponroy, creating the sails for the LinkedOut IMOCA 60 didn’t stop once the plans left his desk. A keen sailor, the Frenchman took it one step further and joined Thomas Ruyant and his crew for The Ocean Race Europe, a committed way to put the theory to the test – and think of solutions for the future. “I’m a field designer”, says Ponroy in his distinctly analytical tone. “I work with computer models, but I’ve got a racing background and I need to go onboard and connect the theory to what’s happening at sea.” Having

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It is officially the end of the Ocean Race Europe– a really fun event that I think brought a lot of enthusiasm back after quite a long absence for obvious… Read More

First of all, you can really break sailing into three categories: around the buoys or laid marks, sprint sailing, and full blown offshore distance sailing. Around the buoys sailing is… Read More

The first thing to always talk about when going offshore is, what are the rules? And in the case of The Ocean Race, they’ve created fantastic rules to be incredibly… Read More

The sailors and designers in the world of North Sails are some of the most inspiring people on the water, and we’re hoping to share more of their story with… Read More

Let’s face it. The world is itching for good things, and in the sailing world we’re just itching to get back on the water and do what we do. The… Read More

The sailors and designers in the world of North Sails are some of the most inspiring people on the water, and we’re hoping to share more of their story with… Read More

Charlie Enright is a busy guy if he’s not gearing up for The Ocean Race learning his new IMOCA platform, he’s spearheading a sustainability campaign or collaborating with his team…. Read More

North Sails is honored to be selected as the official one design sail supplier to The Ocean Race 2021-22. Known as the most grueling offshore team race, the Ocean Race… Read More

Building on over 45 years of tradition and heritage, The Ocean Race is the world’s premiere, fully-crewed, around the world race. Since the first Whitbread Round the World Race in… Read More

The Volvo Ocean Race has long been considered a proving ground for the best offshore sailors in the world. And for the industry-leading marine companies who supply the equipment on… Read More

Like every other serious sailor on the planet I was glued to the Volvo Ocean Race tracker and live updates through the last day and a half of the Volvo… Read More

What does an extreme event like the Volvo Ocean Race have in common with the distance racing most of us do? We asked race veterans (and North Sails employees) for… Read More

The Volvo Ocean 65 A3 is unique because it is shaped like an Asymmetric Spinnaker, built like an upwind sail and furls like a genoa. The sail structure is 3Di… Read More

With the Alicante in-port race kicking off this weekend and the start of Leg 1 fast approaching, the Volvo Ocean Race’s Boatyard Sail Loft manager Nathan Quirk and Neil Cox,… Read More

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